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Franchise Law Blog

A Blog All About the Expansion and Protection of Your Business and Business Interests

The Internicola Law Firm Blog is all about the expansion, protection and improvement of your business and business interests. In this popular publication Charles N. Internicola, Esq. and the attorneys at The Internicola Law Firm discuss important issues involving:

  • Franchising Your Business;
  • Buying a Franchise;
  • Business Transactions;
  • Legal counsel for your business

Can Franchising Solve Your Labor Shortage Issues?

One of the biggest obstacles business owners are facing is maintaining and hiring qualified employees. But, can franchising help solve your employment issues? Many times, we’ll get a call from a successful business owner, whether in the…

Read More August 24, 2021
Selling Franchises After Your FDD is Issued

Congratulations, you’re now a new franchisor! Your Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) was just issued. You have people interested in buying your brand and you want to start closing deals. But, what happens next? How do you start…

Read More August 23, 2021
Do You Need to Have Multiple Locations to Franchise Your Business?

No. Having multiple locations may be helpful, but it’s not necessary and it’s not always a sign that you are ready to franchise. What’s more important is scalability. That is, have you built out scalable systems that…

Read More July 21, 2021
Don’t Hire a Franchise Consultant if you see these Warning Signs!

If you’re looking to franchise your business and you speak to a franchise consultant who claims they’re a “one stop shop” and that they’re going to handle everything for you, here are 4 warning signs about why…

Read More July 16, 2021
When is the Right Time to Franchise Your Business?

Is now the right time to franchise your business? Is it a year from now? Or is it never? Your business is growing and you see an opportunity for multi-unit expansion. You may be evaluating franchising. But…

Read More May 26, 2021
How to Improve Your FDD Item 19 Financial Performance Representations in 2021 and Beyond (With COVID Impact)

As a franchisor, you know how critically important your Item 19 Financial Performance Representations (FPR’s) are for franchise sales. Below we get into why now is the best time to improve your FDD Item 19 and disclose…

Read More May 20, 2021

Franchising Guides

The Ultimate Guide to Franchising Your Business

New to franchising? Do you want to learn more about franchising your business, where to start, the steps, and how to know if you are doing it right?

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Is Your Business Franchisable and Should You Franchise?

Franchising may be the next big step for your business and represents an opportunity to grow your brand. So, how do you know if franchising is right for you? How do you know if your business is franchisable and, if it is, whether or not you should franchise your business? To answer these questions you must evaluate whether or not your business is franchisable and, if it is, whether or not your individual goals and your business goals align with franchising and establishing a franchise organization responsible for on-boarding, training, and supporting franchisees.

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Licensing Vs. Franchising

When considering expanding a business both franchising and licensing are possible options. Each option however comes with different rules and regulations. Prior to moving forward with franchising a business or licensing a business it is important to understand the differences and how each may have an affect on you.

Franchise Lawyer Charles N. Internicola wrote “Licensing versus Franchising” for the very purpose of allowing successful business owners to understand the difference between licensing a business and franchising a business.

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Guide to Selecting a Franchise Lawyer

If you have questions about franchise lawyers, what they do, how they can help, the cost, and how to select the right franchise lawyer for you, then this guide will help.

Franchise lawyers advise and represent individuals and businesses on legal issues that involve franchising a business, preparing an FDD, filing and renewing FDD registrations, buying a franchise, and litigation involving the franchisor and franchisee relationship. The role of a franchise lawyer varies depending on whether he or she represents the franchisor or the franchisee.

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Item 19 Financial Performance Representations

Check out our guide where we discuss how to plan and properly disclose Financial Performance Representations in your FDD.

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Franchise Sales Compliance Guide

Are you a franchisor or a part of a franchise sales team? Do you want to learn more about franchise sale compliance and ensure that your sales practices comply with franchise laws and are consistent with best practices? Then this guide is for you.

In this guide you’ll learn the fundamentals of franchise sales compliance including the franchise laws, regulations, and best practices that your team should have in place for every franchise sale.

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